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The Gel Binding the Qatar Isolation – Iran

The dramatic decision of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain to cut ties with Qatar was quite a surprise. Some referred to it as the biggest diplomatic crisis in the gulf since the 1991 Iraq war (see apnews). The formal

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Posted in Iranian Foreign Relations, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage

Iran Caught Between Past and Present

Iran marked the mourning day of Ashura this week, observing – with drums, not self-flagellation, according to this Guardian photo essay – the death of Hossein, the Shi’ite imam and martyr. But it commemorated something else, too – because this

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Posted in Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Iranian Politics, IRGC
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